Over 20,000 people have been displaced by conflict in Kayah state since the Myanmar military coup and are living in informal camps just over the border in Shan State. These camps lack formal medical shelter and education facilities. Some of the common health issues are severe injuries caused by manmade actions such as landmines, bombs, gunshot wounds, and incidents caused by natural disasters such as flooding. Moreover, the common diseases are diarrhoea, malnutrition, malaria, dengue haemorrhagic fever, seasonal flu, pneumonia, skin infections and STDs.
In addition, since the coup hundreds of thousands of public servants in Myanmar have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), refusing to work, in an effort to cripple the military junta and force a return to democracy. This ongoing movement has been led by nurses, teachers and doctors, thousands of whom have faced arrest, suspension or dismissal for their protest.
Many of those are now facing hardship as a result going years without pay.
Lend a helping hand: A modest sum of $115 can pay the wage of a frontline nurse in Myanmar for an entire month. This isn’t just financial support; it’s a beacon of hope, solidarity, and global nursing unity.
Your support will:
- Empower volunteers: Your contribution ensures that these nurses can cover necessary operational expenses, from transportation fuel to essential communication tools. Enabling them to sustain this important healthcare work.
- Strengthen international solidarity: Every dollar sent is a step closer to a global nursing community that stands united in the face of adversity.